Skip to comments.The Surge Comes to Salinas(plan to apply counterinsurgency doctrine to gang violence)
Posted on 02/11/2010 6:19:16 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
The Surge Comes to Salinas
A plan to apply counterinsurgency doctrine to gang violence
Communities beset by seemingly unbreakable cycles of violence; law enforcement overmatched to the point of essentially ceding sovereignty to an organized and heavily armed resistance; citizens so intimidated by thugs that they wont report them to authorities, for fear of retribution. Eight years into the War on Terror, this scenario sounds familiar. But its location isnt the Sunni Triangle in 2006 or southern Afghanistan today; its a farm town on Californias Central Coast.
In Salinasa predominantly Hispanic, blue-collar community best known for producing John Steinbeckviolence has spiraled out of control. With a population of under 150,000, the citys homicide rate has rocketed to three times that of Los Angeles, largely the result of fighting between the rival Norteños and Sureños gangs. With murders at an all-time high in 2009 (29 as of late December), residents are understandably frightened. When the police go searching for answers in the aftermath of a gang killing, self-interest prevails. Citizens more confident in the gangs ability to retaliate than in the cops ability to protect them stay mum.
(Excerpt) Read more at city-journal.org ...
And when legal case after legal case has established the precedent that police departments have neither a mandate to protect individuals nor any liability for failing to do so, I'd say the citizens are choosing the wiser course of action.
The US Navy is sending active duty people to Salinas as part of the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey:
Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)
” All right we’re going to check in now on some things that cloudy count is working on for a fact. First of all — out whether current urgency techniques used in Iraq and Afghanistan can help curb gang violence right here in the U last. Police in Salinas California are giving it a shot with the — military veterans who are back from the war — on account is live in game. — first cloudy and good morning tell us how bad and the gang problem if there. You know it’s pretty bad Shannon and it seems to be getting worse every year so far 24 homicides just this year alone in Salinas each one gang related. That means there’s a central California community would have had no homicides it all this year were it not for these violent gangs. And the problem again seems to be getting worse this is not a big city Shannon just over a 140000. People live in Salinas. Yet per capita it’s got one of the worst gang problems in America. OK so tell us how police are now working with the US military may be using some of their tactics to help the problem. Here any laugh. That’s exactly what they’re doing a police are working. With faculty and students at the nearby Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey to develop a counter insurgency program basically. Adopting and adapting military strategies that have worked on battlefields overseas. Now this film is — lead going in with guns blazing approach that winning the hearts and minds of the people. And using military techniques — lowest computer software to fully analyze this gang problem from all angles. And then come up with a comprehensive. Approach to attack. So what are some of the parallel scene of fighting — here in the U — and combating insurgents say overseas. — the veterans from the Naval Postgraduate School who are helping police put together this counterinsurgency programs say organized violent groups. You any authority as an occupying force. In Iraq and Afghanistan a goal is getting the locals to work with the military against the bad guys pretty much the same idea in Salinas. The residents there need to really trust the police that they will report crimes. And make those — feel unwelcome. It is a long term strategy very much community based in Shannon right now in the early planning stages. Salinas police hope to roll out this counter insurgency model early next year.”
Just the results of gun control on display.
Salinas is infested with illegals.
ACLU to Scream at that. Film at 11. lol
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